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Designed for a couple that loves to entertain friends, the 300 m² duplex, located in São Paulo, received an interior design and decoration by the Estúdio Marion office, by the architects Melina Moraes and Iraima Castro.


Designer: Estúdio Marion

Photographer: Manu Oristanio

When buying a newly renovated apartment, the clients wanted to focus on the decoration and carry out specific interventions to adapt the space to their needs and give the project personality and housing the art collection. As the couple frequently receives family and friends, the office chose to leave the intimate areas on the ground floor, dedicating the second floor entirely to leisure.

The original structure was neutral, with porcelain floors and bare walls. On the first floor, the architects invested in panels covered in a natural wood veneer of Macassar Ebony to provide coziness for everyday life and bring more versatility to the space since it is possible to separate or incorporate the kitchen into the social area by opening bifold doors.

The bar area was delimited on the second floor by a painting contrasting with the original white, highlighted by the LED lighting on the ceiling. A large island in Nero Marquina marble was developed, with a niche for drinks and a sink, with the proposal to keep the look always clean and organized. The area also has paneled doors, making access to the toilet, pantry, and cupboard more discreet.

The selection of furniture focused on choosing pieces with striking designs, mixing neutral finishes with some points of color to highlight the customers' art collection.


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